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Welcome to Petplan’s blog, a space where you can read up on the latest pet-news, find out interesting facts and tips about keeping your pets happy and healthy, and share your views on hot topics.

Pet allergies: what you need to know about grass and other allergies

Pet allergies: what you need to know about grass and other              allergies
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If you’ve spent the past few weeks sneezing and desperately trying to scratch the itch in the back of your throat, then you’ll know just how annoying and frustrating allergies can be.

So imagine what it’s like for a pet with hay fever or grass allergies. During the summer, allergies are more prevalent and can cause huge discomfort for your pets.

Below are some simple tips about what you should be looking out for and the steps you can take to keep your pet’s irritation and discomfort to a minimum if they are suffering from allergies…

How to keep your cat or dog safe in the summer months

How to keep your cat or dog safe in the summer months
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The summer is an amazing time to be a pet owner – long walks in the warm evenings and afternoon’s spent in the garden mean plenty of fun for both you and your animal.

However, there are added risks to be considered with all the extra time spent outdoors.

Ahead of Petplan’s annual Old Windsor Fun Day in association with Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, we asked vet Brian Faulkner what his top tips for are for keeping your pets safe over the warmer months…

‘Like to Help’ microchip pets with Petplan and Blue Cross

‘Like to Help’ microchip pets with Petplan and Blue Cross
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Petplan have teamed up with animal charity Blue Cross to help their mission to microchip the pets of Great Britain – but we need your help.

To raise awareness of the importance of microchipping, we’re asking you to like our Help Blue Cross Facebook app and, for every 25 likes we get, Petplan will fund one microchip for a Blue Cross pet.

We’re aiming to microchip 1,000 pets by 31 July to help ensure far less pets are separated from their owners.

Petplan May prize draw winner: Chilterns Dog Rescue Society

Petplan May prize draw winner: Chilterns Dog Rescue Society
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The winner of Petplan’s monthly £500 prize draw for May was Chilterns Dog Rescue Society – and they are a hugely deserving charity.

Founded in 1963, they have rehomed more than 18,000 dogs and continue to do amazing work at their premises in Chivery, near Tring.

We spoke to Rescue Centre Manager, Sara Muncke, to find out more about the charity and the work they do…

How to take the perfect pet photograph

How to take the perfect pet photograph
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Taking a great photograph that captures a family member perfectly is not easy – and when your subject happens to be a pet, things become even trickier.

No matter how many times you point and press and bribe with treats and toys, trying to get the perfect snap can often prove a frustratingly difficult endeavour.

So, to help you capture your pet’s personality perfectly, Petplan spoke to award-winning photographer and Paws Pet Photography founder, Paul Walker, to get his top tips on how to get the most out of your pet pictures…

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